I guess that my first love has always been music. I've been playing the
trumpet since I was nine years old. I remember my mother asking me one day,
when I was a teenager, what I wanted to do when I grew up. I replied that I
wanted to play the trumpet. "Robert", she said (she always called me Robert)
"you'll have to choose one or the other, because you can't do both."
Well, I guess that she was right, because I'm still playing the trumpet,
and (according to most of my friends) I've never grown up.

If you've ever wondered why it's so hard (well nigh impossible)
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